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Kim Laroux

This sure wins a few points in the bike uglification process. But what happens when it rains on them? They'd get all soaked and drip on you in your next ride. Gross.

For the few times that I lost a chain, I usually just looked around for a stick to bring it back on. A tree branch usually does the trick. I also use this technique to help with moving the chain off an on the rear wheel gears when I have to swap the whole wheel off.

My backpacks all contain two ziplock bags: one with dry facial tissues and another with wet wipes. Experience has shown me that having those two things in stock can make a difference between a problem that will ruin the rest of the ride, and one that gets forgotten.


Those little bottle of alcohol hand sanitizers are also actually pretty good for de-greasing your hands.

John h

I prefer tearing up old t-shirts. They are usually more absorbent and my socks don't age well. =)


A lawn covered in morning dew saved me one time after a particularly greasy chain repair.

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